Introducing the BILAT web portal

Welcome to the common web portal of the EU BILAT-projects! Learn more about the portal and the funding database.
Who is behind this web portal?

The BILAT portal is a joint initiative of 18 EU BILAT projects. These projects were or still are funded by the European Union and aim to enhance Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation between the European Research Area (ERA) and non-EU countries worldwide that have signed a cooperation agreement with the EU or are in the process of signing such an agreement.

The portal is hosted at the DLR Project Management Agency, a partner in many EU STI cooperation projects, who also updates the 'Current Information' section. The content of the database is directly provided and edited by the projects.

Who provides the information in the funding database?

The funding database was originally a joint effort of  11 ACCESS4.EU projects. These projects analysed the opening of national STI funding programmes in non-EU countries for EU researchers. The EU's Research Framework Programmes are generally open to participation from non-EU countries. In turn, the EU's agreements on scientific and technological cooperation with such countries require these to open their national programmes to EU researchers. The ACCESS4.EU projects were intended to monintor and strengthen the implementation of this reciprocal opening.

As the ACCESS4.EU projects were completed by the end of 2013, the database was migrated to the new BILAT web portal to ensure its continuity. It was also enhanced to include bilateral funding opportunities. The database will continually be updated by the BILAT project partners.

How often new programmes are added depends on their availability and is up to the individual projects. If you don't find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the participating BILAT projects. Their contact info is available on their websites.

Why does the database return "0 results" for the country of my choice?

The web portal and database were launched on 8 April 2013.

For some countries, funding programmes were already collected by the related ACCESS4.EU projects, but there was a gap between these projects and the start of some of the BILAT projects contributing to this web portal. This may be the reason, why current funding opportunities may not have been added for some of the countries.

For other countries, there was no ACCESS4.EU project and the current BILAT projects had to start collecting up-to-date funding information from scratch. This information has been added to the database by and by. However, some BILAT projects have joined this portal without providing or updating  programme information. Please contact these projects directly to find out more about current funding opportunities.

Please visit the BILAT portal again soon for current information on bilateral STI cooperation between the European Research Area and Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, and the USA.

Last updated: March 2016.

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